Anybody watch the New Yankee Workshop?
It’s about wood-working and furniture making, mon mari’s favorite pastime.
Mon mari is a big fan of the show and has gotten lots of great ideas which he’s used in the stuff he makes for us.
Apparently, there is one, very basic, very important, piece of information that he (mon mari) has a hard time with.
At the beginning of every show, Norm points to his goggles and says something to the effect that they are the most important piece of equipment in the workshop.
You can see where this is going, can’t you?
Two days before the surgery, mon mari said his eye felt like there was something in it. He decided it was dust from mowing the field.
After the surgery he said it felt fine… Perhaps there were other areas that trumped it.
It started ‘bothering’ him on Monday of this week.
On Tuesday he couldn’t hold it open.
On Wednesday the doc finally took notice and made a rendez-vous with an ophthalmologist.
On Thursday I got to go with him in the ambulance. (Here an ‘ambulance’ is a medical taxi service. The kind with actual medical equipment in it, is either SAMU, the medical emergency service, or the fire department)
The nice young doc removed a piece the size of this dot . from his eye.
They eye was immediately better and back to normal today.
He (mon mari) finally admitted that it happened in the shop, operating the table saw… Without his goggles.
Bad, bad mari!
Grilled Shrimp (Prawns) with Pimiento Sauce On Herbed Orzo
12oz (350gr) cleaned large shrimp (prawns)
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice – fresh is best
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Clean shrimp if needed, if not just rinse and let drain. Mix garlic, paprika, lemon juice and oil in a bowl, whisking well to combine. Add shrimp and toss to coat. To cook on barbecue either put shrimp on skewers or cook in perforated grill pan with a little olive oil. To cook on stove add a little olive oil to a large frying pan and sauté over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes – until shrimp curl and turn opaque. When done, remove from heat.
4oz (125gr) pimento pimiento (pimento) or roasted red peppers
1 cup (8oz, 240gr) tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 – 1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp Balsamic vinegar
Red pepper flakes, if you want more heat
Finely chop shallot and garlic. Heat oil in small sauce pan over medium heat. Add chili powder, shallot and garlic and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Purée with blender or immersion blender.
In addition to the above, for the week of June 5 we have Avocado, Tomato and Feta Salad, Grilled Lamb Chops with Basil Butter, Patatas Bravas, Salad with Tuna and Walnuts, Burgers, American Potato Salad and more….
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